Influencer Jumped Zoo Enclosure Fence To Taunt Orangutan – He Will Instantly Regret It

Orangutan attacks taunting zoo visitor who jumps fence (Video)

A youth who wanted to take video footage of an orangutan at an Indonesian zoo for his TikTok account ended up being attacked by the animal. The wannabe social media influencer got an important clout lesson: Don’t monkey around with an agitated ape. Hasanal Arifin hopped an enclosure fence at the Kasang Kulim Zoo in the Riau province of Indonesia, The 19-year-old allegedly taunted the resident orangutan — and that’s when the peeved primate grabbed him by the shirt and yanked him toward the cage, as captured in an alarming video with more than 16.5 million views.

“The visitor wanted to take a video [and] create content without permission,” an outraged zookeeper identified only as Ides told the outlet. “He crossed the safety distance barrier. This is very dangerous and violates the rules. We have already reprimanded the man. Please take the rules seriously.” Footage of the incident shows Arifin yanking his arm away only for the primate to grab his shirt and pull him closer. (Orangutan’s arms can grow to 7-feet long, according to the World Wildlife Fund.) Eventually, the orangutan manages to get a hold on the teen’s legs and nearly flips him.

At one point, the animal grabs the man’s leg, and he’s totally horizontal

“This was idiotic, stupid behavior,” Ides said. “It also put himself and others in great danger. I have reminded staff to ensure that no visitors have the chance to do this again.” According to zoo staff, the prankster managed to covertly hop the fence when staffers were on a lunch break. Arifin, who didn’t suffer any injuries, was saved by a passerby who alerted staffers immediately and managed to calm the creature down until they arrived. The prankster was immediately thrown out of the zoo and reprimanded by staff.

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